Posts from the ‘trees & plants’ category

Autumn sunrise with sparkles.

I hope everyone is well.  We’re now into late autumn, the last of the deciduous trees are in their wonderful colours, days are getting much shorter and the misty mornings are plentiful.  One day last week we had very heavy fog and I spied these little grasses which had gone to seed sparkling in the rising sun.  Enjoy 🙂

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An autumnal kaleidoscope…

Hello again everyone 🙂  My harvest at work went very well – a good tonnage of very clean fruit which is now in the care of the skilled winery guys.  As you can imagine, I haven’t had a lot of time to take images but I did get to visit Duneira Estate today  which is is now in full autumn glory today.  A wonderful site to visit 🙂  This image is a double exposure taken ‘in camera’ of a full transition of autumn colour from green through to red 🙂

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Sugar pink…

Hello everyone,  I’m still in macro mode at the moment so here is an image of the bracts which form the outside of a Protea flower (also sometimes known as sugarbushes).  It’s hairy texture is both brilliant and a nightmare for macro as the hairs pick up every speck of dust and dirt.  The colour reminded me of the confectionery Turkish Delight hence “Sugar Pink”.  Click in for a larger image  🙂

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3. Emergence…

This tiny toadstool standing in front of a much larger one that had been knocked over in a shaft of sunlight caught my attention.  I love the rhythm of nature – as one falls, something else emerges in it’s place to take advantage of the energy of the sun.

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2. Twins…

My second post from the pine plantation – the light was difficult as it was very dark with bright patches of sunlight and as everything was so low to the ground I had to hand hold hence the ISO is high. In the hole of the right hand toadstool is a tiny orange maggot – a home and a meal in one 🙂

twins

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1. The Protector…

It’s late autumn here, we have had rain and so the fungi are out 🙂 🙂 Today I went again to the pine plantation to see what was there and ended up taking lots of pairs of toadstools images.  This is the first of a mini series of posts – I hope you enjoy!

umbrella toadstools

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Avenue of Honour – in Autumn…

Hello again to everyone!  A good harvest is safely in (our earliest ever) and now it seems  autumn may be early – everything is out of step.  I took this image yesterday, the Avenue of Honour in Macedon.  I’ve taken an image of this road before (click for link), last time in spring on my converted Nikon D90 in near infrared.  I may be a week too soon for the colours but still very beautiful 🙂

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I’m dreaming of a white Christmas….

Even after 13 years of Christmas in the southern hemisphere, I still miss the cold and dark of a British Christmas.  Today we went to Musk, near Daylesford for what has become our annual tradition to buy our Christmas tree from the same Christmas tree farm.  In total opposite to the UK, the day was sunny, with blue skies and I was in a t-shirt…just the thing for an image in near infrared 🙂

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Taken on converted Nikon D90 in near IR. Click for better view

 

A Crown of Gold…

I live near  Mount Macedon where there are a lot of houses with beautiful gardens (most are more like parks, being acres in size) that were planted in the late 19th Century, landscaped with beautiful northern hemisphere trees and plants.  They are often open to the public in spring and autumn.  Last month I visited one and saw this huge and wonderful old Beech tree, its crown in full autumn glory 🙂

golden crown

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